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July 2, 2013 FOODBUSINESS NEWS NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY School snacks to get a makeover WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that its “Smart snacks in school” rule will go into effect during the 2013-14 school year. Proposed this past February, the final rule affects foods and beverages offered in schools that are outside the purview of the National School Lunch Program. The new rules will require healthier foods with more whole grains, less fat, vegetables and leaner protein to be made available to students throughout the school day. The agency called the new standards “targeted” and noted that they allow variation by age group for factors such as portion size and caffeine content. “These standards will help align Continued on Page 28 Food takes center stage Story on Page 61 Gluten-free, high-protein highlight General Mills’ 2014 new product plans MINNEAPOLIS — New product launches planned for fiscal 2014 across General Mills, Inc.’s broad scope of brands reflect consumer interest in gluten-free, highprotein snacks, bold flavors and on-thego eating. The company offered a glimpse of its robust pipeline during a June 26 call with financial analysts to discuss fiscal 2013 earnings. “Our global categories of ready-to-eat cereal, super premium ice cream, convenient meals, wholesome snack bars and yogurt are projected to grow at attractive Continued on Page 26 On the cusp of a healthy beverage boom everage companies historically have found success by delivering on two product attributes: quenching thirst and great taste. But with today’s time-crunched, multitasking consumer demanding more from all consumer goods, B beverage developers are adding value to their products, and most are doing so through the addition of nutrients. Vitaminwater was introduced at around the turn of the century, taking the concept of nutrient-enhanced beverages mainstream. Since then, beverage developers have been experimenting with the addition of all types of better-for-you ingredients in order to appeal to today’s health conscious consumer. “Consumers are demanding healthy beverages in the marketplace and retail sales of these drinks — whether nutritional, functional or enhanced — are climbing,” said Kim Jage, director of marketing and sales for the Healthy Beverage Expo, a new trade show intended to support and fuel the healthy drink segment of the beverage Continued on Page 74 ®

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Food Business News - July 2, 2013
School snacks to get a makeover
Gluten-free, high-protein highlight General Mills’ 2014 new product plans
On the cusp of a healthy beverage boom
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Implications of campaign to reduce waste
Nestle investing in new product technology center
Fast food’s new twisted trend
Saputo suing Kraft over ‘Toppers’ trademark
Bob Evans ‘adding new doors’ as part of growth strategy
Delving into the details of food waste
United Kingdom gives green light to nutrition labeling system
Muller Quaker Dairy opens New York yogurt facility
Taco Bell to test high-protein menu
Kraft Foods streamlining business structure
TreeHouse to acquire Cains Foods for $35 million
Nestle chief of technology to retire
Inventure finalizes berry processing acquisition
The changing face of convenience stores
Coconut water gets a refresh
General Mills aims to reverse U.S. yogurt sales decline
Frito-Lay expanding efforts to make fleet more fuel-efficient
Starbucks’ food, tea strategy taking shape
Shareholder seeks better deal for Smithfield
Burger King continues expanding home delivery service
Sobeys to acquire Safeway’s Canadian business for $5.7 billion
Washington - U.S.D.A. approves ‘non-bioengineered’ label
Reid calls on House to consider Senate farm bill
Market Insight - U.S.D.A.'s sugar reduction strategy draws mixed reviews
Health and Wellness - Understanding baby boomers
Food Service Outlook - Standing out in the restaurant crowd
Company Profile - Wal-Mart: Food takes center stage
Consumer struggles play to Wal-Mart’s strong suit
Trends - Look what's popping
Ingredient Innovations - Colors trends twist to natural
I.F.T. expo to feature swirled yogurt, ‘creation station'
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Open outcry trading in Kansas City draws to close
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - July 2, 2013